Market Insights

Buying Market Insights: December 2023 December 2023 Market Insights December 2023: December marked the lowest number of new listings for all of 2023 in both the Stanwood and Camano Island markets. As a result, active inventory is the lowest that it has been since April. Seasonal patterns typical of this time of year and low inventory resulted in the lowest […]
Buying Market Insights: November 2023 November 2023 Market Insights November 2023: The past weeks have seen gradual declines in interest rates. 30-year fixed mortgage rates have dropped over a point and a half over the past two months to just over 6.6% currently. Economists are predicting an additional drop in rates to 6% in the latter part of 2024. This […]
Buying Market Insights: October 2023 October 2023 Market Insights October 2023: In the past months, the purchasing power of potential home buyers has weakened further with rising interest rates and a continued lack of inventory, creating a slowdown in market activity. Active listings in our combined market have remained fairly steady over the past six months at just over 100 […]
Buying Market Insights: September 2023 August 2023 Market Insights September 2023: Home values are still holding strong with Average Sales prices at over $700,000 for our two zip codes. Additional home price gains are more challenging in the short term due to continued mortgage rate increases that limit prospective buyers’ purchasing power. The result is a continued decline in transaction volume in our current […]
Buying Market Insights: August 2023 August 2023 Market Insights August 2023: Pending sales on homes during August in our two markets were both up year over year from 2022. We had 29 listings find a buyer on Camano Island and 34 in Stanwood, versus 25 and 31 respectively last year. Other key metrics for August activity showed year-over-year declines, including […]
Buying Market Insights: July 2023 July 2023 Market Insights July 2023: Economists are predicting that mortgage interest rates will adjust down over the next couple of quarters. Predictions are that we will see rates fall below 6% in the 2nd quarter of 2024. When this happens, the housing market will be poised to grow again. The hope is that many […]
Buying Market Insights: June 2023 June 2023 Market Insights June 2023: the Stanwood and Camano Island area markets have seen our highest volume of closed sales last month (61 homes) in over nine months when we saw 81 homes sold in August 2022. The result, our current active listings are down 17% for the same time period as last year, […]
Buying Market Insights: May 2023 May 2023 Market Insights May 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island, the current combined inventory is higher than it was at the same time last year, with a total of 105 active residential listings at the end of May 2023 as compared to 88 last May (a 19% year over year increase). Even with this, […]
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Buying Market Insights: April 2023 April 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island, the current combined inventory was slightly higher than the same time last year, with a total of 80 active residential listings at the end of April 2023 as compared to 75 last April. Despite this comparatively small increase in total active listings, our market activity for April shows […]
Buying Market Insights: March 2023 March 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island combined inventory has almost doubled from the same time last year, from 38 residential listings last March to 75 at the end of last month. We are still in a Sellers’ Market, with low inventory in both of our zip codes. But, at the same time, buyers have […]
Buying Market Insights: February 2023 February 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island showed upticks in new listings and pending sales compared to January. Based on the activity, it appears that a degree of balance is returning to the market. New Listings: There were 66 new listings added to inventory last month, 38 in Stanwood and 28 on Camano Island. This […]
Buying Market Insights: January 2023 January 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended on an encouraging note with pending sales reaching the highest level since September and surging nearly 26% above December. New Listings: Camano Island had 20 new listings hit the market in January. Stanwood had 15 new listings compared to 21 last January. Overall, 35 new listings were […]
Living Market Insights: December 2022 The 2022 real estate market in Stanwood and Camano Island “ended with a whimper rather than a bang”, stated Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. “Overall, the housing market is going to continue falling off the ‘sugar high’ that was a function of the artificially low mortgage rates during the pandemic,” he added. […]
Living Market Insights: November 2022 November 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was kicked off with an early seasonal holiday slowdown. This seasonal pause, combined with local weather, interest rates, economic news, and a volatile stock and crypto market made it easier for buyers and sellers to place large decisions on hold. New Listings: Camano Island had only 18 new […]
Living Market Insights: October 2022 October 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island saw buyers being able to take more time to purchase a home with less competition and time pressures than we saw just months ago. We are seeing a return to creative financing methods as tools to combat higher interest rates and bring homes to more affordable mortgage payments […]
Buying Market Insights | September 2022 September 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was like the pre-pandemic September of 2019. We cannot compare today’s housing market with the COVID stimulus market of 2020 – early 2022. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner has dubbed this period “The Great Reversion”. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for […]
Buying Market Insights | August 2022 . August 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was an August with market conditions similar to what we experienced in pre-pandemic times. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for August, but the average sales price is continuing to hold steady. Many of the homes that are going under contract […]
Buying Market Insights | July 2022 . July 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was a time for Buyers and Sellers to recalibrate and take note of the shifting market. Expectations are changing as the market continues to normalize. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, but prices are continuing to hold steady. Of the 68 homes sold in […]
Buying Market Insights | June 2022 . June 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island showed signs of returning to a normal market. This shift is creating opportunities for some Buyers that we did not see in 2020 and 2021. Generally, there are more houses on the market, longer market times, steadying home prices, fewer showings, and open house attendees, fewer offers […]
Buying Market Insights | April 2022 . April 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended with a combined 170% increase in inventory over April of last year. This is one of the signs that our market has downshifted from a market that was extremely hot, to a more normal market similar to what we were experiencing pre-pandemic. This increase in inventory, […]